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smoke coming out of the u.s. embassy. they have replaced the united state flag. there are also reports they have taken over an american school there as well. fox is trying to confirm all of this. it is similar to what we are seeing and other countries, in particular lebanon. at least one person was killed in the protest. many more were wounded. this comes as pope benedict xvi arrived in lebanon. protesters they were seen ripping up his picture ahead of his visit to lebanon. here in afghanistan, we feared there would be widespread violence. so far, those have not materialized. it has been very peaceful here in kabul. there are real concerns that the rights will spread to afghanistan or pakistan in the coming days. melissa: connor, thank you for that report. lori: these are trying times, that is for sure. let's see how the markets are reacting. nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole: we are keeping a close eye on some of the office product retailers. there is news. the first set of news is stapled it now has private equity firms interested in taking it p
. dagen: china looking to put an end to the united states domination of the western pacific by expanding its navy presence, forcing the u.s. to send a significant number of troops to the region in response. connell: fox news adam housely is with us now in san diego with the latest on that. adam? >> yeah, connell and dagen it's one of those stories that's kind of flown under the radar a bit because so much is going on in middle east and on going operations in afghanistan but it is extremely important in the pacific because china is doing what it can to really increase its reach if you will because they are going for more resources as we know and more influence in the region. over the course of the last 20 years they have increased their defense spending by 15%. and today they actually unveiled officially their first ever aircraft carrier, actually purchased from the russians and then refurbished by china. it is important because china because of this reach there are problems now with -- water gun attacks in the last days and as well as disputed islands with japan, both sending ships with
of people protesting this anti-muslim film made here in the united states. dagen: rick leventhal from fox news joins us live. rick. >> the pakistani government declared today a national holiday, love for the prophet. nonviolence, but things got ugly fast. and across the streets of pakistan including islamabad to keep protesters from approaching the consulate there. and demonstrations in karachi, five movie theaters were burned and a couple of banks on fire. and one officer killed there. and in peshawar, hundreds of demonstrators set movie theaters on fire and police used tear gas. at some point opened the fire on the people and hit a pakistani news vehicle and killed the driver there. and they were marching through the streets and protesting the anti-muslim film and burned a makeshift coffin draped with an american flag and burned an effigy of president obama and around middle east and africa and security has been beefed up at a number of u.s. and western embassies around the region as a precaution, guys. dagen: rick, thank you for that reporting. connell: and nicole, the new york stock e
the state of the economy than any other government reports we're getting. ashley: united states is one of the world's most economically free countries. think again. the cato institute says the u.s. dropped from the top 10 to 18th on the list in its annual report. coauthor ian vasquez will be our special guest ahead to explain that. 18th in economic --. tracy: we were 10th last year. he has got to tell us what is going on. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. we head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole we're down about eight points right now? >> right. the truth is yesterday we gave back about 40 points. wee had two weeks in a row about gains. fed stimulus and bond buying extending low rates. everyone seems to be taking a bit of a breather. right now the dow is down as are s&p and nasdaq as well, all to the downside. down .1 or .2 of a percent. we have winners like apple which obviously broke new records. fedex has come under pressure. fedex once again is warning about a tough global economy. so they came out with their numbers today. they
been going in terms of violence, and also, he says this is not over yet because if the united states does not respond appropriately to his mind, which means punishing those involved with this film, he says these protests could continue. i said, what do you want to have dope to the filmmakers? he said, well, i'd like to see them tried in front of a sharia court meaning if they don't repent for insulting the prophet, he thinks they should be executed. that shows how quickly, simply how a jihadist leader talks about an anti-american protest brings out a few thousand people in front of the u.s. embassy. that shows the ground swell of anti-americanism now taking place in cairo. back to you. tracy: leeland, out in cay row, thank you very much. ashley: continuing with rising tensions in the middle east, oil traders growing more concerned as conflicts spread west to oil rich nigeria. phil flynn has more on this. are you concerned then, phil, what's going on in nigeria? >> i am right now. see, egypt doesn't produce a lot of oil, and because we built in good buffer of supply in case of a disru
ahead. and if the united states locked in an economic cold war with china? the author of a new book says yes. he will tell us why he thinks u.s. companies and political leaders need a completely new battle plan to fight the chinese threat. hmmm. as we mentioned the dow only down about 17, 18 points right now. top of the hour. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. we head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. hey, nicole. >> hey, trace, good afternoon, everybody. the dow is down 18 points. it is off the highs we saw yesterday. closed at the highest level since december of 2007. today pulling back about 18 points. not really giving back that 244 point gain we saw yesterday. right now the nasdaq has a down arrow. the s&p is up one quarter of 1%. i want to look at a laggard though on the dow jones industrial average. that is kraft. when you look at kraft, they have two kinds of businesses. they have the international business and the north american business. they will be spinning off. that will happen october 1st. when they gave the projections for 2013
was asked all about it yesterday on "meet the press." >> did you, their very existence of the united states, we have to understand that we have to deal with it. in this vast expansive land, you can understand why they are so antagonistic to us. we are you and you are asked. connell: the author of obama's globe, the president abandonment special assistant to president nixon. react right off the bat to what the prime minister of israel had to say in terms of how this is being handled and how we view them. >> i totally agree with the prime mister. he tries to be diplomatic and friendly to the president although president obama is not friendly to him. he asked a very interesting question in that interview. he said we are asked to wait and he said wait for what? of course, we know the answers to that question. he is already revealing how he feels about that election. he revealed how he felt about it when the microphone was open and he did not know it was. in talking about that he said tell vladimir to give me space. after the election i can be more flexible. good lord. unbelievable. connell: i w
and the top 1% or 2% but you need some sort of tax overhaul to make the united states more competitive. connell: we talk about that a lot. the first part, i think it is pretty interesting especially from you. bill clinton argued nobody could have fooled us out of this economic mess in four years and included himself. it sounds like you think we could have been pull out of it but not in a way that some of argued. some argued we need a completely different prescription altogether. you say we needed more money spent than was spent. >> we needed more targeting of what was spent. health care was important but that should have been the second priority. first priority should have been no different than when roosevelt took office. the economy, stupid. you have to put people back to work and he has not done a good enough job and he has to get the best and brightest together and come up for the real dialogue. this is what i'm going to do. not just sweeping generalities or romney and ryan are retrograde to what failed in the first place. team needs a positive agenda for america. connell: let me a
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